A delegation from the Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation, a Bangladesh-based environmental fund, conducted a working visit to the southern central coastal province of Ninh Thuan to share climate change response experience.

In the delegation’s meeting with the provincial People’s Committee, Managing Director of the Foundation Abdul Karim said climate change has had adverse impacts on social-economic development of countries bearing the brunt of its effects.

He introduced the foundation’s activities as well as measures Bangladesh has taken to minimise the impacts of climate change, such as developing rice varieties and tree species suitable for each individual region and building flood-resistant houses and irrigation systems.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Xuan Hoa said the foundation’s activities and models present ideas and solutions for the province and other vulnerable localities in responding to climate change.

Ninh Thuan has been implementing climate change response initiatives across its mountainous, midland and lowland areas in an attempt to retain water supply, Hoa said.

Construction of dams, efforts to prevent saltwater intrusion and connecting reservoirs to serve farming practices are all underway as well, Hoa added.-VNA